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Phishing trick: fraudsters send fake Apple bills

2020-01-08T15:10:34.123Z

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Hanover (dpa / tmn) - Users of Apple devices are once again targeted by internet fraudsters. The Lower Saxony State Criminal Police Office warns against e-mails with fake order confirmations.

The news pretends that a product was purchased using the user's Apple ID. Of course, he knows nothing about it and would like to cancel the payment. This is what the fraudsters who want to steal credit card and ID data, among other things.

Links lead to fake website

The LKA describes the mesh: A PDF document is attached to the email, which in turn contains links to a fake website that imitates the look of the Apple site - there you should log in with your Apple ID.

If you want to cancel the alleged order, you will be asked to upload photos of your credit card and ID. After sending this, you will be directed to the real Apple site. Similar fraud emails were already in circulation in October.

Change access data for Apple account

The experts advise anyone who fell for this phishing trick of the criminals should immediately change the access data for the Apple account. Those affected can have their credit card blocked, for example by calling the blocked emergency call 116 116.

A report to the police is also recommended. You should also point out that you have disclosed your identification data - this could be used by the perpetrators for further fraud.

Warning of the LKA Lower Saxony with details

Source: zeit

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